Festival of Weeks: the Shavuot
At Easter we claimed that Christ is risen! Now, what do Easter people do for an encore? The Jewish tradition gives us a clue: take a road trip! Over the next seven weeks, we will take the journey that the first followers of the risen Jesus took to the next great Jewish pilgrimage feast: the Shavuot. Also known as the Festival of Weeks (see Leviticus 23:15-22), this celebration commemorates the Hebrew journey from slavery in Egypt (Passover) to God’s giving of the Torah to the people and formally consecrating their covenant relationship (think wedding) at Mount Sinai only fifty days later. We, as Christians, know this day from the Greek translation: Pentecost, meaning fifty days.
Join us, either in person for worship on Sundays at 10:00 AM, or on Facebook at 12:00 PM for the next seven Sundays as we take a road trip with our spiritual ancestors from slavery to covenant, from death to new life in with the risen Jesus and in the birthing of the church!
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